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4 Questions for 4 Leaders Edition 2: Youth Development and Child Protection

Ju'riese Colon, Jasmine Ching, Kathering Anderson, and Joao Tralhao each share their perspective on a series of topics surrounding youth sports and Covid-19. Each leader shares their insight about the impact Covid-19 has had on youth sport development, as well as some of the way their respective organizations are addressing youth development and child safety in sport.

How Coaches Can Create The Ideal Learning Environment

Changing the Game Project founder John O'Sullivan outlines what he believes is the ideal learning environment for athletes and coaches. O'Sullivan's methodology was informed by that used in the Manchester United Football Club developmental program. He also shares some ways to communicate with parents of youth athletes.

Keeping Youth Athletes Safe in a Virtual World During COVID-19

Sean Jensen interviews SafeSport CEO Ju'Riese Colon about how protocols may change with all team sessions happening virtually during the Covid-19 lockdown. Parents are urged to outline behavioral expectations for online activities, where abuse is common. Many of the same guidelines for coaches should be followed in the same way, such as no private/1-on-1 time between coaches and youth athletes. The article closes with tips for coaches, parents, and athletes, about navigating some of these issues.